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Coronavirus cancellations: real time updates as DeKalb County events, places amend plans

Daily Chronicle reporters are working to give you real-time updates as organizations, educational institutions, businesses and other public places announce closures, amended visiting hours or other updates due to coronavirus concerns.

This list will be updated in real time as more announcements are made, and readers should check back regularly for updates.

As of 1:23 p.m. Thursday

EVENTS

Youth Service Bureau’s Royal Children’s Ball postponedThe annual Royal Children’s Ball planned for Friday at Northern Illinois University’s Altgeld Hall has been postponed.

According to the Youth Service Bureau’s website, the event has been postponed to ensure the safety and well-being of attendees, partners, vendors, volunteers and staff as a preventative measure against COVID-19.

Ticketholders are being contacted currently by bureau staff, and will be able to use their purchased tickets at the rescheduled date, Saturday, May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Altgeld Hall.

Saturday, June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. is the secondary postponement date.

DeKalb Public Library cancels World of Reading and Census Day eventsAccording to a news release from the library, large events have been canceled out an abundance of caution. At this time, the library remains open during regularly scheduled hours and all services are still available. If you choose not to visit in person, you can take advantage of the digital library at www.dpkl.org, place holds, renew and borrow books, movies, TV shows , music and online research.

Jazz in Progress Sunday’s Jazz in Progress benefit concert has been postponed, according to its Facebook page. The organization has not yet picked a new date.

Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce postpones Home and Business ExpoThe Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce announced its Home and Business Expo, scheduled for March 21 at Genoa-Kingston High School, has been postponed, says Executive Director Krissy Johnson. A new date has not yet been announced.

Sycamore Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours canceledTonight’s Business After Hours hosted by the Sycamore chamber has been canceled, according to a Tweet by the chamber. The event will be rescheduled at a later date which has not yet been announced.

Kishwaukee Education Consortium cancels 8th Grade Career ConferenceThe DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation announced on Twitter the KEC 8th grade career conference which was scheduled for Friday has been canceled. There were 1,300 students signed up to attend, however, due to the timing, it will not be rescheduled, the post reads.

BUILDING CLOSURES

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County closes senior activity centerThe FSA announce it will close it senior activity centers, Club 55s, beginning Monday, March 16, according to a news release due at the recommendation of the Illinois Department of Aging. Sites will remind closes until further notice.

Affected Club 55 sites are 330 Grove St. in DeKalb, 240 W. Main St., Genoa, 115 S. 3rd St., Malta, 480 S. Airport Rd in Sycamore.

Older adults are among the highest risk population group for becoming seriously ill if they contract COVID-19, the release states, therefore, they should limit gathering in large groups.

DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing CenterThe DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center has started a “lockdown” mode, which severely restricts visitors from seeing their loved ones. The lockdown includes barring visitors under 18 years old from entering the facility. The lockdown is outside of instances where the visitation is in the best interest of the patient, such as those going through the end of life stages, or patients suffering from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Voluntary Action Center closes three dining halls

SPORTS

IESA State Wrestling FInals canceled

Mid-American Conference for men’s and women’s basketball canceled

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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